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post Mar 7 2006, 12:30 PM
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okay so I use ubuntu and windows XP 64, I had a problem with windows and decided to install it again forgetting that it would over rigth the MBR now I'm locked out of linux and nothing I have tired has worked. I tried booting the live cd and then mounting my root /dev/hda2 to /media/root and that worked but then I chroot /media/root /bin/bash and tried to reinstall grub that way and the result was nothing so now I have to ideas on how to get back in to linux if someone could help that would be great



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post Mar 7 2006, 03:15 PM
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Don't ubuntu CDs havea "restore bootloader" option? (It wouldnt surprise me if they didnt)

You could just perform an "upgrade" install - whcih shouldnt touch any pakcges (since they will be the "most recent" version) but should restore your MBR.


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post Mar 8 2006, 07:44 AM
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get this one

burn it to a disc, boot with it, and using menus you can repair grub, and allow windows as well.

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